january, 2020

26jan4:00 pm6:00 pmHow To Paint Plants in Gouache Workshop


Event Details

Illustrator Ailie Clark teaches this Beginner’s How To Paint Plants in Gouache Workshop. Other than a basic knowledge of colour theory (but do not worry we will cover this too) you will need no previous experience of painting with gouache to participate! The workshop will develop skills and show you how to apply techniques giving you the confidence to start to develop your own style. The workshop will touch upon colour theory and paint techniques helping you to become familiar with how to use this beautiful medium. You will practice mixing colours, experimenting paint effects and in the second half of the workshop, you’ll move onto sketching from life (what could be better than being in a shop full of plants!) and creating a composition, using the techniques you’ve learnt.

You will be given your own set of Pro Arte brushes, palette and gouache guide to take home, not forgetting the beautiful pieces of art you will create. We’ll start with basic colour theory, colour mixing and practice making simple shapes and brush strokes. You’ll then work on a final piece/s, sketching and painting from life, with plenty of hands-on guidance and encouragement from Ailie. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be well on your way to developing your own unique painting style.

You’ll enjoy 10% off everything* in the shop on the day, including our Annie Sloan range. All supplies needed are provided as well as cake, tea, coffee (including decaf) and cordial. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know as we’d hate for you to miss out on cake! You will also have access to our customer WiFi for the duration of the workshop.

Both our shop and workshops are fully accessible to wheelchair users. If you’d like to ensure that you can attend our workshops before booking please feel free to contact us on [email protected] or pop to our shop at 24 Humber Street. We will do our best to meet your needs.

Gift vouchers are available from our shop which can be spent on workshops. We’re open Tuesday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday’s 11-3. To book hit ‘get tickets‘ or pop in store.

We have a seven-day refund policy on our workshops. If you cancel more than seven days before the workshop you will get a full refund. If you cancel less than seven days before the workshop we cannot offer refunds as it does not give us enough time to find a replacement. If you cancel less than seven days before the workshop and would like to move onto a different date the new date will need paying for.

We look forward to creating with you!

*Excludes our guest creator’s items.


(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Plant & Paint, 24 Humber Street, HU1 1TH Kingston upon Hull